Bear Swamp State Forest Cayuga County
Bear Swamp State Forest is a 3,539 acre state forest located in the Town of Sempronius, Cayuga County
DEC map of the state forest is located here:
while general information on the State Forest is located here:
Some general information on trails within the State Forest, including still photos, may be found at:
The State Forest features wetlands, streams and 14.3 miles of multi-use trails broken down into three color coded trails
The 6.4 miles of yellow blazed trails on the eastern and Southern part of the Forest. This section of trail has a parking area on the southern end of Bear Swamp Rd 2.5 miles north of Iowa Rd. Parking area located here:
The 3.6 miles of red blazed trails in the western part of the Forest. This section of trail has a parking area located off of 41A and Hartnett Rd, behind the Colonial Lodge.
Parking area located here:
The 6.4 miles of blue blazed trail in the eastern and southeastern side of the Forest. This section of trail has a parking area located on the northerly side of Bear Swamp Rd near Curtin Rd. This pin is only approximate; the parking area is a short distance from the trailhead on Bear Swamp Rd.
Last edit: 01-2023 JFR